Medicine Man is the much anticipated second album from one of Aotearoa's best-loved live rock/roots acts dDub.
The songs are a culmination of two years writing, touring and extensive road testing.
The album was recorded in-between a busy 12 month schedule of 56 NZ and Australian tour dates and numerous summer festival appearances such as the 13,000 strong crowd at the Rhythm and Vines festival 08.
The production approach for Medicine man was to capture the live performance "magic" dDub is renowned for, and combine it with the subtleties and precision of the recording process. The band was heavily involved with producing, and utilised additional musicians to create a full and expanded sound.
Already Hesitate No, the first single from Medicine Man, has attracted the attention of The Edge, Juice TV, C4's Select where it has been featured for the last 4 weeks, Kiwi Fm?s Top 10, has been playlisted nationwide on all student radio frequencies and has been included on the NZ on Air celebratory 100th Hit Disc.
Mastering for Medicine Man was by the legendary Don Bartley in Sydney (Silverchair, Missy Higgins, Evermore). Medicine Man was mixed and engineered by Singapore based Stu Newman (Stellar, Gregg Johnson). Newman was also a major influence in the sound of dDub's debut album Awake at Dawn which garnered 4 and 5 star reviews in NZ, Australia and the USA, and sold over 5000 copies locally.